New Aruba Controllers Detailed
FINALLY!!! The replacement for the aging Aruba Networks 600 series is finally here and we can't wait to get our hands on one. We've called all of our distributors and it looks like a two week lead time to get one, so you can rest assured that we'll be getting one in the very near future.
The new Aruba Networks 7000 series Cloud Services Controllers will come in three flavors. We are most interested in the 7005 right now because we have a lot of customers who have small branch offices and want to take advantage of some of the features in the 6.3.x and 6.4.x code, but can't since the existing 600 series does not fully support all the features in the latest code.
Aruba Networks 7000 series Cloud Services Controllers
|Performance and Capacity||7005||7010||7030|
|Maximum campus AP licenses||16||32||64|
|Maximum Remote AP licenses||16||32||64|
|Maximum concurrent users/devices||1,024||2,048||4,096|
|Active firewall sessions||16,384||32,768||65,536|
|Concurrent GRE tunnels||512||1,024||2,048|
|Concurrent IPsec sessions||512||1,024||2,048|
|Concurrent SSL fallback sessions||512||1,024||2,048|
|Mobility Switch tunneled-node ports||512||1,024||2,048|
|Firewall throughput||2 Gbps||4 Gbps||8 Gbps|
|Encrypted throughput (3DES, AES-CBC)||1.2 Gbps||2.4 Gbps||2.4 Gbps|
|Encrypted throughput (AES-CCM)||2.2 Gbps||3.6 Gbps||4.4 Gbps|
One of the nifty features on the 7005 is that the controller can be powered by PoE. The one thing we had hoped the 7005 would have had was PoE out on the four Ethernet ports to power AP's, but we can live without it and so can most of our customers.
Keep checking back for updates and a solid review of the 7005 once we get our hands on one.